The '''Art Institute of Chicago''' ('''AIC''') is an encyclopedic art museum located in Chicago|Chicago's Grant Park (Chicago)|Grant Park
. It features a collection of Impressionist
art in its permanent collection. Its holdings also include Visual art of the United States|American art
, Old Master
s, European and American decorative arts
, Asian art
, Modern art|modern
and contemporary art
, and architecture
and industrial and graphic design. In addition, it houses the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries
Tracing its history to a free art school and gallery founded in 1866, the museum is located at 111 Michigan Avenue (Chicago)|South Michigan Avenue
in the Chicago Landmark Historic Michigan Boulevard District
. It is associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
and is overseen by Director and President Douglas Druick.
At one million...